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*4-WAY RACEforPRESIDENT~election1860: took place w/a nation in crisis.TheRep.Party, infuriated theSouth by nominatingAbraham Lincoln of Ill.The Dem.Party,unable to agree on a single candidate,split into northern+ southern factions.Northern Dem.nominated StephenA.Douglas of Ill while the southern Dem.nominatedVicePresidentJohnC. Breckinridge of KY.JohnBell ofTNwas nominated by the newly formed Constitutional UnionParty.The contest in the N.betwn Lincoln&Douglas.In theS.betwn Breckinridge…

The 1860 Election

Walking Antique

“April + April 1865 “Now he belongs to the ages.

*LINCOLN and HAMLIN CAMPAIGN FLAG ~ A Republican Party campaign flag with abraham Lincoln's image, created by the "Wide Awakes," a group of Lincoln supporters.

The 1860 Election

A letter written by leading actor Edwin Forrest at left written to Fords Theatre owner is shown along with a photograph of John T. Ford at right. Ford was arrested as a suspect along with his two brothers but released six weeks after the assassination. Part of the letter states: "How much of misery has that dastardly assassination...caused even to the blameless." David Spencer/The State Journal-Register

A Fiendish Assassination: a new exhibit looks at the death of Abraham Lincoln April 2015

President Lincoln appoints a union hero Captain and Aide de Camp to General John C. Caldwell.

President Lincoln appoints a union hero Captain and Aide de Camp to General John C.

Abraham Lincoln's grandchildren-Jessie Harlan Lincoln (right), Abraham II (top) and Mary (left)

Abraham Lincoln II (top), with his sisters Mary "Mamie" Lincoln (left) and Jessie Harlan Lincoln (right). Abraham Lincoln's grandchildren by his only surviving child, Robert Todd Lincoln.

Photograph of Mary Todd Lincoln with her two youngest sons Willie and Tad. (c. 1860).  *s*

Mary Todd Lincoln with sons Willie Lincoln and Tad Lincoln. This looks a bit dowdy but probably reflects what a lot of ladies were wearing at the time.

Re-enactors portraying Invalid Reserve Corps troops stand guard aboard the Lincoln Funeral Car in Springfield May 2. Some of the men pictured are descendants of the original IRC members who guarded President Lincoln's remains in 1865.

Re-enactors portraying Invalid Reserve Corps troops stand guard aboard the Lincoln Funeral Car in Springfield May Some of the men pictured are descendants of the original IRC members who guarded President Lincoln's remains in

Dig deeper into Lincoln’s life & assassination during National Park Week, with 2015 Lincoln Funeral Train #Lincoln #history

Dig deeper into Lincoln’s life & assassination during National Park Week, with 2015 Lincoln Funeral Train

The fact is truth is your truest friend no matter what the circumstances.

The fact is truth is your truest friend no matter what the circumstances.

The 1860 Election | The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection

The 1860 Election

Abraham Lincoln.

The Civil War: The Gettysburg Address

Social Life in the Lincoln White House | The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection

Social Life in the Lincoln White House

Antique Abraham Lincoln & family

Abraham Lincoln & His Family

The Lincolns of Springfield, Illinois | The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection

The Lincolns of Springfield, Illinois

Abraham Lincoln: Pristine 1864 Ferrotype Locket or Charm. 1 1/16" or 27 mm. gilt brass locket with ferrotype portrait of Lincoln facing left (copied from the Brady photograph) within a raised brass frame with chased decorative design elements.

Abraham Lincoln: Pristine 1864 Ferrotype Locket or Charm. 1 or 27 mm. gilt brass locket with ferrotype portrait of Lincoln facing left (copied from the Brady photograph) within a raised brass frame with chased decorative design elements.

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